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Aunt Kate's Household Annual.
London & Dundee: John Leng & Company, [1932]. Thick octavo, 252 pages. Illustrated throughout. First edition. A cookbook with a preliminary calendar for the year 1933. Not quite an almanac/cookbook but in that vicinity. This is the only year for which we can find any record, so the annual aspect of the book was short-lived. The illustrations throughout include color illustrations of various dishes, and black and white photographic illustrations... (Item #5294)
Price: $150.00
Aunt Kate's Household Annual. Aunt Kate.
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The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. April-May-June.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. Octavo, 253 pages. First edition of this single season volume issued of an early American seasonal cookbook, later collected in a single volume. Bradley was the principal of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. Very good or better in publisher's metal comb binding, in very attractive boards with a colorful deco-y design. [not in Cagle]. (Item #2450)
Price: $90.00
The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. April-May-June. Alice Bradley.
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The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1891. Octavo, xxxvi, 230 pages. Illustrated. First edition. "What was once the most bountiful source of oysters in the world has become nearly exhausted. More than a century ago... scientist and Maryland state official William K. Brooks warned that this day would come. A classical morphologist by training, and one of the Johns Hopkins University's first and most distinguished faculty members, Brooks had "tonged oysters... (Item #5293)
Price: $180.00
The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study. William Keith Brooks.
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Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859. Octavo, vi, 130, [2] pages. Ads. First edition. James Caird (1816-92) was an agriculturalist and member of the British Parliament, author of English Agriculture, Letters on the Corn Crops, High Farming, and The West of Ireland. This volume was the result of a tour he undertook in 1859 through Canada and the American Midwest. Much of the volume is devoted to Illinois, though... (Item #5292)
Price: $350.00
Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States. James Caird.
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Bien Manger pour Bien Vivre. Essai de Gastronomie Theorique. Preface par Ali-Bab.
Paris: Albin Michel, Editeur, 1922. Small octavo, 350 pages. Table of contents. Fifth thousand. An early printing of one of the many culinary titles from the great French scientist and food writer. Substantially unopened, in publisher's original black and red printed wrappers. Some age toning throughout, bit of creasing to spine, otherwise very good. (Item #2753)
Price: $90.00
Bien Manger pour Bien Vivre. Essai de Gastronomie Theorique. Preface par Ali-Bab. Edouard de Pomiane, Ali-Bab.
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The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition.
London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1792. Octavo, 467, [5] pages. Illustrated, with twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. Apparently lacking the frontispiece portrait of the author which is recorded for some copies of this printing but not all. The seventh edition of this extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghostwritten by "the printer and hack... (Item #3670)
Price: $500.00
The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition. John Farley.
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The New London Family Cook : or, Town and Country Housekeepers' Guide; Comprehending Directions for Marketing, With Illustrative Plates, on a Principle entirely new; General Observations, and Bills of Fare for every Week of the Year; Practical Instructions for preparing Soups, Broths, Gravies, Sauces, and Made Dishes.
London: Albion Press. Printed for J. and J. Cundee, Ive-Lane, [1811]. Octavo, 634 pages [lacking pages 633-634 (final leaf of index)]. Frontispiece portrait of the author and ten plates. Later printing of the third edition. Originally issued c. 1800 by J. Robins, with the second edition by J. Cundee in 1808. MacDonald was the Head Cook a the Bedford Tavern and Hotel, Covent-Garden. The condition is good only, with some... (Item #2674)
Price: $350.00
The New London Family Cook : or, Town and Country Housekeepers' Guide; Comprehending Directions for Marketing, With Illustrative Plates, on a Principle entirely new; General Observations, and Bills of Fare for every Week of the Year; Practical Instructions for preparing Soups, Broths, Gravies, Sauces, and Made Dishes. Duncan MacDonald.
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A Book of Recipes. Collected by The Ladies Charitable Association, Amherst, New Hampshire.
Amherst, New Hampshire: The Ladies' Charitable Association, [1916]. Octavo, unpaginated [50 pages]. An attractive community cookbook, with most recipes attributed. With sections on candies, pickles and preserves, sauces, soups, and much more. In publisher's illustrated wrappers. Slight bit of water staining to front panel, otherwise near fine. [OCLC shows three copies only: Harvard, Michigan and Kansas State]. (Item #2201)
Price: $150.00
A Book of Recipes. Collected by The Ladies Charitable Association, Amherst, New Hampshire. Amherst The Ladies' Charitable Association, New Hampshire.
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Antiquitate Culinariae; or Curious Tracts relating to the Culinary affairs of the Old English. With a preliminary discourse, Notes and Illustrations, By the Reverend Richard Warner, of Sway, near Lymington, Hants.
London: Printed for R. Blamire, Strand, 1791. Quarto, [2] lx, 137, [1 blank] pages. First edition. Illustrated with two aquatints, 'A Saxon Entertainment", and "The Peacock Feast" (the later double-paged). Engraved title page. Warner was a prominent English antiquarian and divine. This work was one of the first to examine the history of early English cookery, at the forefront of a scholarly movement that developed over the last three centuries... (Item #2686)
Price: $1,500.00
Antiquitate Culinariae; or Curious Tracts relating to the Culinary affairs of the Old English. With a preliminary discourse, Notes and Illustrations, By the Reverend Richard Warner, of Sway, near Lymington, Hants. Richard Warner.
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Weinbau und Kellerwirtshaft [Viticulture and Enology].
[Geisenhiem, Germany]: 1889/90. Octavo, 270, [4] pages. Table of contents. Illustrated. Manuscript of an unpublished work on grape growing and winemaking, by the principal of the School of Fruit and Wine Growing at Slovenia’s University of Malibor. The manuscript is a well-organized treatise on the subject, not a collection of notes, and therefore we believe it is a draft work in progress of an unpublished book. Divided neatly into two... (Item #5350)
Price: $4,500.00
Weinbau und Kellerwirtshaft [Viticulture and Enology]. Franz Zweifler.